A recent NPR/PBS poll indicates that the Democrats’ circus over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has helped motivate Republicans heading into midterms. Others have similar findings:
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) October 4, 2018
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman thinks that extra GOP motivation might wear off by midterm election day, but not for Dems:
If he's confirmed this weekend, not sure the high lasts four weeks. Dem voter anger over it is far more likely to. https://t.co/GUD4GdUW8x
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 4, 2018
Many think Haberman’s terribly mistaken:
100% disagree. I believe when #Kavanaugh is confirmed Rs will turn out in droves for Nov. Not to just "own the libs", watching this debacle unfold has enraged. And as you say, the anger will long surpass Kavanaugh's confirmation high. https://t.co/9cxlVzN0zl
— aNutNAfruitBowl (@bowl_nuts) October 4, 2018
I don't think this is true. In a very internally polarized time on the right, all sides came together on this. It was an event I personally never thought would happen: uniting the right in common cause. I think this actually has long term, perhaps two-year, consequences. https://t.co/yDm6P8XhXS
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) October 4, 2018
The Democrats’ attempts to stop the Kavanaugh nomination have galvanized Republicans more effectively than anybody on the Right ever could have.
No our side will be revved up. We don’t forget the horror the left just unleashed on this man and his family and other republican senators.
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) October 4, 2018
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) October 4, 2018
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) October 4, 2018
Republicans, Libertarians, Moderates are so disgusted with Dem tactics, look out.
— Dtzak (@dtzak) October 4, 2018
I wouldn’t bet on that.
— Bill (@BillyBlue37) October 4, 2018
Keep telling yourself that. https://t.co/WJKZ9O8nOI
— Evelyn L Ray (@wvevie) October 4, 2018
The MSM can dream, can’t they?
I love that positive attitude that YOUR team is going to win https://t.co/hA6sCgl099
— Curtis Woodard (@curtinsea) October 4, 2018
— Hattie Kauffman (@Hatsfree) October 4, 2018
YOU make the call.